Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Everybody Has a Religion...which one is right?

It blows the mind to think of all the world religions that exist.  It goes to show that each human is unique and thinks very differently from one another.  Some religions claim there is many ways to reach the place most wanted.  Other religions claim there is only one path to the destination desired.  Christians for example, believe there is only one way to spend an eternity with God the Father.  That singular way is through His son, Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6, ESV).  This is a very limited view that Jesus set forth for those who follow Him.  In fact, it is because of statements such as this that some have labeled Jesus as narrow minded.

In societies where tolerance is pushed, anyone who makes a narrow minded claim is frowned upon.  It is because of this that Christianity is in grave danger in the midst of this post-modern age.  If "everybody is right and anyway you want to go is okay," then that eliminates the need for God, the Bible, and His church.  So which way is the right way?  If everything is relative and there is no absolute truth then why even bother with religion?

The interesting thing about religion is that everybody has one.  A religion is simply, "a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe," (  Even if you do not believe in a divine being who created the universe, you believe science holds the answer to the origins of the universe.  Whether an atheist, deist, or theist, you have a religion.  The question remains, which religion is right?  Is the religion right that says everybody's way is okay and all is relative because there is no absolute truth; or is the one correct that says there is only one way and if you don't follow that way you cannot find that final everlasting peace?  Which one would you rather follow: a definite claim or an elusive reality?  As for me, I will take the confident claim in there being one way and strive my best to find it.

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